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[Managers Gallery]
Wrestler/Manager: Arnold Skaaland
Real Name:
Birthday: January 21, 1925
Hometown: White Plains, New York
Marital Status: Married to Elizabeth
Height & Weight: 6'0" - 240 lbs
Trained by:
Debut:
Previous Names: Bobby Weaver (Georgia)
"Golden Boy" Arnie Skaaland
Notable Feuds: Steve Stanlee
Bulldog Brower
Bill Miller
Red Berry
Johnny Rodz
Amgelo Savoldi
Bob Boyer
The Iron Sheik
Bob Backlund

  • WWWF United States Tag Team titles w/Spiros Arion [Replaces Antonio Pugliese] (June 1967);

  • Late 1950s: Arnold Skaaland worked in the Georgia territory as Bobby Weaver....
  • 1962: Rikidozan wrestled the villanous Fred Blassie in Japan with Arnie Skaaland as referee..
  • Arnold Skaaland managed Bruno Sammartino and Antonio Pugliese during his time in the WWWF..
  • Arnold Skaaland also managed Bob Backlund during his WWWF World Heavyweight title reign..
  • Arnold Skaaland threw in the towel resulting in Bob Backlund losing the World title to Iron Sheik in contraversial fasion..
  • 1994: Arnold Skaaland was inducted into the World Wrestling Federation Hall of Fame by former protege, Bob Backlund..
  • When Bob Backlund turned heel later that year, he viciously attacked his former manager in order to get the maximum heat..
  • March 13, 2007: Arnold Skaaland passed away at the age of 82....
  • March 19, 2007 - RAW: Jim Ross & Jerry Lawler paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer, the late "Golden Boy" Arnold Skaaland..
  • March 23, 2007 - SmackDown!: Michael Cole & JBL paid tribute to WWE Hall of Famer, the late "Golden Boy" Arnold Skaaland..



    Dave Meltzer (WrestlingObserver.com) wrote: Arnold Skaaland, a fixture on the Northeast wrestling scene dating back to the 1940s, passed away yesterday at the age of 82. A former part owner of Capital Wrestling Corporation, the parent company of the World Wide Wrestling Federation, Skaaland's public persona during the 70s was as the long-time prelim wrestler who was the public manager of champions Bruno Sammartino and later Bob Backlund. He was also the regular heel manager for Andre the Giant for New Japan Pro Wrestling, where he served the role as Andre's caretaker and Vince McMahon Sr.'s business representative, since McMahon Sr. was Andre's booker.

    He promoted wrestling in White Plains and worked the box office and was in charge of taking the receipts from the shows and depositing them during the 60s and 70s, among his other jobs. That job shows the level of trust the other owners would have had in him in such a cut-throat business. We remained working behind the scenes with the company up to the present time.